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Author: dtanner@planttel.net
Date: 8/5/01


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From: dtanner@planttel.net
Date: 8/5/01


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I am trying to install win95b with a boot disk I downloaded from bootdisk.com for win95b. I have been able to download CD Rom drivers and am able to get a . Now when I try to run the fdisk command from A:, I get an "incorrect msdos version" response.

What is my problem?

THANKS for any help, David

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by dmiles In reply to msdos.sys

You are installing WINDOWS using a different version of setver is being loaded in Config.SYS that COMMAND.COM should look for
Insert the Win95 start up disk
change the windows directory by typing
cd\<windows directory name>
Rename the SETVER.EXEby typing
Ren setver.exe setver.old
Reboot computer and click Start---Programs,and then click on MS-DOS prompt
Rename setver.exe file
Ren setver.old setver.exe
Remove the Command.COM entry by typing
setver command.com/d
reboot computer for settings to take effect

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by dtanner In reply to msdos.sys

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by RDSchaefer In reply to msdos.sys

Pay no attention to the previous answer. It might work but it's WAY too much work.

All you have to do is replace the version of FDisk on the floppy with the correct one from the CD.

Ralph

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by A.C In reply to msdos.sys

Are you running the version of fdisk that is on the floppy or the one on the CD ? (which I thought was in a cab file ??
The one already on the floppy should be from the same version of DOS (hence the error message).
If the version of fdisk on the CD doesn't work (or you can't extract it from win95-02.cab which is I believe where it is, though it's a while since I played with 95)
You will have to get hold of a better boot floppy. Basically all you want is an old copy of DOS 6.0 or 6.22 on floppy, you only need the very basics, (just the system files + the drivers for your CD, mscdex and of course fdisk)
The other alternative is to use setver to fool fdisk into thinking it is running on the correct DOS version (right time to get the greymatter working)
You have to load setver in config.sys as a device (device=a:\setver.exe)
then when booted run "setver fdisk 6.22"
if it still fails to run try replacing the number with 7.1 (or 7.0) which are the win98 and 95 version os DOS

Hope that helps

A.C

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by A.C In reply to msdos.sys

By the way, it's the version of command.com/msdos that are important not the version of setver. setver reports a version as specified in its internal table to an application, thereby fooling the application that it is running a different version of command.com/msdos.

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by david.crouch In reply to msdos.sys

try to get a hold of a win98 bootdisk.
had the same problem with a windows 95 boot disk.95 doesnt work 98 does.havent had any problems since.

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